Lisa Autry


Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum.  She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years.  Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville.  She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky.  Many of her stories have been heard on NPR. 

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The head of the Paducah Convention Center and a contractor were in a federal courtroom Thursday for sentencing after pleading guilty to theft and embezzlement charges. 

Wednesday is the 68th anniversary of D-day, invasion of Normandy during World War Two.  A non-profit is giving veterans the gift of seeing the World War Two Memorial in the nation's capitol. Honor Flight is flying 30 veterans from Kentucky to spend the day in Washington, D.C.  Captain Brian Duffy is president of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, which has made 18 flights over the past two and a half years.

A Hart County Jail inmate walked away from the facility Monday and is still on the run.  Twenty-five year old Jared Fox was last seen wearing a blue and white or gray shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a jacket.

The parents of a central Kentucky kindergarten student have filed a $5 million lawsuit over their daughter being put into a dark room for six minutes as part of timeout. 

The two people killed on I-65 in southern Warren County Wednesday afternoon were a husband and wife from Indiana. 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.  It will now be illegal to sell or possess the substances that produce a marijuana-like high and are often marketed as herbal incense and bath salts. 

A major nursing home chain is leaving Kentucky. Extendicare Health Services says its decision is the result of increased litigation and the recent General Assembly's inaction on tort reform. Extendicare has 21 skilled nursing centers and more than 1,700 beds in Kentucky.

Kentucky National Guard

Governor Steve Beshear was in Owensboro Wednesday for the dedication of the Kentucky Army National Guard Readiness Center. The facility is located adjacent to the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, which gives the Guard quick accessibility around the state and serves as a distribution point if supplies need to be flown in during a disaster or emergency.

Starting June 1st, Kentucky motorists who don't carry insurance risk losing their car registration.  Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance more than 60 days will receive notices in the mail. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting Thursday night to discuss plans to widen US 62 in Central City. Engineers and design consultants will be available to answer questions about the $16.5 million project that includes a busy section of US 62 from near the Central City Wal-Mart entrance at US 431 running eastward to the US 431/KY 70/South 2nd Street intersection.

Search and rescue workers have found two kayakers missing in the Trammel and Drakes Creek area of Warren County. 

Starting Monday, law enforcement will be knocking on the doors of registered sex offenders in Daviess and Henderson counties, checking whether they are in compliance with terms of their release.

WKU standout Vinny Zollo has decided to continue his basketball career at Furman in Greenville, South Carolina. The 6-foot-8 power forward announced his decision on his blog, saying he felt Furman was the best school to help him develop on and off the court.  The former Clark County star appeared in all 35 of WKU’s games this season, averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds last season.